New Last Call: 'Tags for Identifying Languages' to BCP

John Cowan jcowan at
Wed Dec 15 05:35:35 CET 2004

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> * Region subtag 830, "Channel Islands," is based on a UN M.49 code.
> Since that is an English-only standard, one must look elsewhere to find
> the French translation (it's not what you might expect, either).

In fact, M.49 is available in all six official U.N. languages; it's
just the *online* version that's English-only.

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